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Trail Donor of the Month: Kyleigh Lawler

Trail Donor of the Month: Kyleigh Lawler How do you enjoy trails? Being on the trails makes my soul sing for joy.  Like many people in our community I love to mountain bike, hike and run on our beautiful trails.  Every step or pedal, I feel so fortunate to have these trails in…

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WHILD Stories – Nancy Merrill… CRANIAC!!

Nancy Merrill… CRANIAC!! By Michael Osterman The Yampa Valley is home to a large variety of animals. For 6 months of the year we are graced with one of the oldest living species of bird… somewhere between 2 – 10 million years old! Those majestic birds that we see soaring through our skies…

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$15,000 Matching Challenge to Support the COVID-19 Emergency Fund

  Together we can do this! The Yampa Valley Community Foundation announces a $15,000 matching challenge for the Yampa Valley COVID-19 Emergency Fund. A generous donor has offered to match the next $15,000 in donations so that each dollar you give right now is doubled automatically. Any amount donated is appreciated and no…

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CARES Act – New “Above the Line” Deduction

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. The 880-page economic stimulus bill contains many provisions  intended to bring relief to those affected by the crisis across many sectors, including individuals, hospitals and public health, state and local…

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COVID-19 Other Funding Opportunties

Government Loan Opportunities: PPP and EIDL LOANS UPDATE On April 23, the House voted to pass legislation providing roughly $484 billion in coronavirus relief for small businesses, hospitals, and expanded medical testing. This includes $310 billion to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of which $60 billion is earmarked for community banks and...

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COVID-19 Emergency Fund 25K Matching Challenge The challenge is thanks to an anonymous donor learn more here   16 % A coalition of philanthropy, government, and community partners has joined together to create a COVID-19 Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in...

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YVCF Scholarships 2019

The creation of four new scholarship funds at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation provides additional financial support for Routt County students in pursuit of higher education. The Belton Ranch Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from a Routt County high school who has overcome challenges or obstacles that may have deterred…

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As Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a public health concern across much of Colorado which is now beginning to affect our region, we at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation want to communicate with you, our donors and partners, our concerns about the potential impacts on our community and our actions to support nonprofits and…

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The School Trails Project is BACK!

During the month of April, over 1,000 Strawberry Park and Soda Creek elementary students ages 5-11 will put on their walking shoes and get out on local trails. They will be asked to take time to listen to the sounds of the birds, pick up trash, learn trail etiquette and much, much more!…

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Photos: Getting to know the WHILD Fund event

On Friday, March 6th – Michael and Michelle Osterman hosted the “Getting to know the WHILD Fund” party. Over thirty-five friends and family joined together to collectively hear more about the WHILD fund. Below are photos from the event:

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